TAKING CARE OF ALL YOUR INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION NEEDS DOOR TO DOOR
Packing Tips for Bedrooms and Bathrooms of Any Size
At Universal’s, we understand that moving can be challenging. To make your move easier, we have compiled some helpful packing tips for bedrooms, nurseries, and bathrooms in your residence. Whether you have a small or large space, these tips will assist you in packing efficiently. Remember, a well-packed move leads to a smoother unpacking process!
Let’s start with the basics. Begin by packing less frequently used guest rooms first. If you have children, involve them in the process by letting them choose their favorite toys and books to keep with them while packing the rest. Encourage them to have fun by placing colorful stickers on boxes to identify their personal belongings.
When it comes to clothing, leave hanging garments on hangers and place them in wardrobe cartons. If you are concerned about wrinkles, consider purchasing special cartons designed for this purpose from your moving company. Alternatively, you can remove each garment from its hanger, fold it neatly, and place it in suitcases or cartons lined with clean paper. Don’t forget about hats! Fill the crown of each hat with crumpled tissue paper, loosely wrap tissue around the outside, and place them in a carton lined with clean paper. Place the heavier hats at the bottom and label the carton as “FRAGILE.”
Valuables like fine jewelry should not be packed with your household goods. It’s best to keep them in your possession for maximum security. For other items that can be packed, tape toiletries securely and wrap them to prevent leakage before placing them in small cartons.
When it comes to bedding, linens, and towels, wrap your most cherished items in tissue paper and protect the rest by placing them in large plastic bags before packing them in cartons lined with clean paper. As for mattresses and pillows, use mattress cartons for added strength and cleanliness. Pillows can be placed in bureau drawers or packed in cartons.
For glass mirrors, use special mirror cartons for packing. Wardrobe cartons are ideal for transporting curtains and drapes. Folded draperies and curtains can also be packed in cartons lined with clean paper or wrapped in plastic wrap.
Lastly, leave your area rugs on the floor for the moving company to handle. Consider having them professionally cleaned before the move, so they are ready to be rolled up and transported. Remember, area rugs should be loaded last and unloaded first to allow furniture to be placed directly on top of them.
By following these packing tips, you’ll be able to pack your bedroom, nursery, or bathroom like a professional. Your belongings will be secure and protected during transportation, ensuring a successful move.
Taking care of your dining room items during a move is crucial. Here are some essential tips to ensure the safe packing of your fragile china, crystal stemware, and other valuable possessions.
China & Glassware:
Flat China & Flat Glassware:
Silver & Flatware:
Figurines, Curios, and Delicate Items:
Chandeliers and Leaded Glass Shades:
Glass Table Tops, Marble Slabs, Large Mirrors, Paintings, Statues & Large Vases:
Draperies & Curtains:
Our garage packing tips are designed to make the task of packing up your garage more manageable and efficient. Packing up a cluttered garage or storage room can be time-consuming and challenging, but with the following tips, you’ll be able to streamline the process:
Start by safely disposing of items that cannot be shipped, such as pesticides, fertilizers, oil, and gas. Refer to our list of Items That Cannot Be Shipped for guidance.
Group items of similar size or shape together. For example, bundle long-handled garden tools with pruning shears and securely fasten them.
Remove attachments from power tools and pack them separately. Hand tools can be left in toolboxes, filling any empty spaces with crushed paper. Alternatively, pack hand tools according to general packing rules.
When packing heavy tools, always use small cartons to prevent overloading and ensure safe handling.
Use old towels to wrap and tape any sharp-edged tools, providing an extra layer of protection.
Power tools must be drained of oil and gas before packing them.
Shovels, rakes, brooms, and similar items do not necessarily need to be packed individually. Instead, gather them together for your driver to bundle and pad.
For lawn and patio furniture, remove cushions and clean the frames. Pack the cushions in a large carton or a wardrobe box for added protection.
Safely wrap umbrellas in paper padding or a plastic bag, taping it shut to keep it clean and dry during transport. Do not pack the weighted umbrella stand.
Dispose of any unused charcoal before packing the grill. Remove the tank as it cannot be transported in the moving van.
Prior to moving day, dismantle any children’s swing sets, TV antennas, or garden sheds you plan to relocate. Place small hardware in a labeled plastic bag or an old coffee can.
Pack small ceramic or pottery planters individually, using plenty of cushioning to protect them. If you have large or unusual planters, consult your moving professional for proper packing guidance.
Assess the condition of your storage boxes. Discard boxes that are torn, falling apart, or cannot be properly sealed. This is especially important for items found in attics, crawl spaces, seasonal decorations, or old toys.
Consider purchasing new garbage cans at your destination to make the process easier. If you plan to take your current cans with you, ensure they are clean. If sealable or rollable, you can use them to pack lighter items, but avoid making them too heavy.
If you need to transport vehicles such as cars, mini-vans, pickup trucks, or boats, Universal can arrange for auto transport or onboard transportation in some cases. Ensure automobiles have no more than a quarter tank of fuel and check for any leaks. Boats should be drained of all fuel and oil in the motor.
Consult with your moving professional for specific packing guidance on items such as riding mowers, gas leaf blowers, snow blowers, motor scooters, mopeds, trampolines, above-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, satellite dishes, storage sheds, swing sets, jungle gyms, and dog houses or kennels.
We have expert tips to help you pack your home office efficiently and ensure the safety of sensitive documents, electronics, and computers during your relocation. Properly packing your home office is crucial to avoid misplacing files or damaging valuable items.
Universal’s home office packing tips are designed to break down your office into sections and provide guidelines for packing each item. With over a decade of experience in the moving and packing business, we offer our expertise to make your office packing process easier.
Universal’s Packing Tips for Your Home Office:
Best Packing Tips for Your Home Office:
Following our home office packing tips will guide you through the process of boxing up your important belongings. When packed correctly, your home office items will arrive at your new location in the same condition they left. By implementing these tips, you can ensure that unpacking will be organized and seamless, allowing you to set up your new office space efficiently.
We understand that packing your living room can be a challenging task due to the variety of items it may contain, such as stereo equipment, books, lamps, and furniture. Our living room packing tips are designed to help you securely and appropriately pack each component of your living room.
In addition to the tips provided below, here are two more helpful hints:
Packing Tips for the Living Room:
Using these packing tips for your living room will help you ensure the safe handling of your belongings, whether you pack them yourself or rely on professional assistance. At Universal, we believe that all your possessions deserve the same care and attention.
Packing Tips for the Kitchen: